On the Road to LONDON BABY! Again!

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On the Road to LONDON BABY! Again!

Gauntlets:  Sub 0:30 5k, Sub 1:08 10k, Sub 2:30 Half.  Run 20 Half Marathons before I'm 65 years old (9 down, 11 to go)

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Days 20 – 25

GB Ultra Challenge 200k completed. Stats currently stand: 206km completed on day 25 Day 20 – Walk from Peckham Rye Park to home 4.56 miles Day 21 – Run in Crystal Palace Park Anti-Clockwise round the fishing lake 5.93 miles (went round so many times ...

Days 18 & 19 two runs

Total to date: 162km 38km left.  Well that's just the Virtual Ultra 200k.  Still got 2 x 1 hour walks left this week for the Strava June /July walk challenge Over 80km of running left on another Strava run challenge and that leaves the Lands End to ...

Days 16 & 17 one walk one run

Total to date: 142km 58km left.  Thurs 16th Walk day. Spied a park on the map that we hadn't been before so headed over there early.  Started with a short walk along the canal then through the business park. But found the wee park and quite secluded a...

Days 14 & 15 one walk one run

Total to date: 129.1km 70.9km left.  Tues 14th Walk to Harvington Estate (it's the park we found the other day). We took a few wrong turns but got there in the end. I had a sit down on the grass while Alan went off to get a selfie with the street sign ...

Days 12 & 13 both runs

Total to date: 107.8km 92.2km left.  Woo Hoo over half way! Beginning to believe I can do this!  Sun 12th went to Crystal Palace Park and travelled one extended circuit clockwise.  Too hot and too many people.  On the top level there was a lady givin...

Anyone heard of this expression?

I should explain, I started on a low carb diet back in March and within the Keto Facebook group I was asked if I had found I now have more energy and not bonking so much!? 😳 I'm afraid I had to clarify this and was told: “'bonking'is a term in sports ...

Days 9 - 11- running and walking

Total to date: 90km 110km left Thurs 5 mile run ACW in CPP exchanged a few smiles and greetings which are always a bonus. Fri 5 mile walk with Alan to Beckenham and back via the bank  Kelsey Park and Harvington Estate (must go back to investigate fur...

Days 7 and 8 in the UK 200k U...

Day #7 - 5 miles ACW in CPP Total to date: 52.7km 147.3km left Missed typing this yesterday so I'll do both together  Weather quite hot. Anti clockwise managed 2 small circuits. Needed to save some energy for furniture moving at mums in the late ...

Day #6 - 3.45 miles walk to a...

Total to date: 44.7km 155.3km left A nice gentle stroll over to South Norwood Country Park with Alan and a pleasant wander around. Quite a few folks out and about but most adhering to the rules.  It would be a lovely place to train and we saw a few un...

Day #5 - 2 miles CW CPP

Total to date: 39.1km 160.9km left Left later than I'd hoped so time was restricted (shopping delivery). So decided to just complete one circuit of the park. So went all the way to the top and back down through the wooded area. Only one person encounte...

Day 4 - run round the park - 8k

Total to date: 34.5km 165.5km left Anti clockwise small laps round Crystal Palace Park 2 in total and one circuit of the cricket field. Managed a PB on the Thicket Rd to Thicket Rd segment so well chuffed. Lots of runners today and plenty of smiles...

Day 3 - Walking with Alan to ...

Total to date: 26.3km 173.7km left A nice slow walk with the Old man today. Bit windy but it didn't rain. We headed over to Norwood Park (a remnent of the great North wood according to Alan). He found it a bit tough all the upping and downing (412ft e...

Day 2 - Clockwise run round C...

Total to date: 19.7km 180.3km left Had three slow circuits and a bit to manage a 10k. Left a little late (after 9am) and the park seemed packed with buggies and mum's, all getting in the way and not practicing social distancing, but I avoided them or ...

Day 1 - 6 Park Walk with Alan...

Very gentle stroll. Started in sunshine ended in torrential rain. As we progressed up the side of Crystal Palace Park, we spotted a gate not seen before so we crossed the road to investigate. It lead to a path at the back of the wooded area never trod...

Hello Buzzers

Long time no hear Still running, still slow, still don't like the heat. Got two rather nice medals to add to my collection. Currently on the Lands End to John O'Grotes (long way to go but have a year). Have signed up for Great British Ultra Challeng...

Runs #8 and #9

Couch to 5k #8 - Wednesday Alexandra Recreation Park – Anti-Clockwise Okay Ready: Runkeeper -On, MyRealBuzz – On, Charity Miles – On, Garmin – on (ish) Brisk 5 min walk to the park. Then run 6 mins, walk for 3 mins repeat 4 times.  5 mins cool down (...

Run #6 and #7 (still roughly ...

Couch to 5k #6 Friday Well I’m not keeping up with this blog as much as I’d hoped but I think it’s beginning to look a bit samey anyway.  Friday’s session was run for 8 mins and walk for 3 mins repeat.  Off to Alexandra Rec Park and went anti-clockwis...

Two sessions covered in this ...

Couch to 5k #4 Bank Holiday Monday Complicated timings: Jog 2mins, 2 walk, 4 jog, 3 walk, 2 jog, 2 walk, 4 jog, 3 walk. With 5 mins warm up and cool down. Total breakdown of electronics and brain unfortunately.  Phone is definitely on it’s last legs. ...

C to 5k #3 Alexandra Rec Park CW

Missed yesterdays session as back later then planned from Clacton. Bar Code Scanning at Dulwich Parkrun this morning so #3 in the Rec Park at mid day so it was very hot! Program said to run 2 mins walk 2 mins for 20 mins. Managed to complete the run ...

C to 5k #2 Alexandra Rec Park...

Early one today! being out before eight is quite a feat! Made it over to the park (5 mins warm up) then 90 seconds running followed by a 2 minute walk. It was still hard work! Sun was shining and I managed to get a few smiles and at least one 'mornin...

Couch to 5k #1 Alex Rec Park

I have no idea how long I’ll be able to keep this blogging up but New Program, New Day, New Resolution. Saturday saw me at Parkrun for the first time in simply AGES but not as a runner, simply as a bar-code scanner.  I felt very old fashioned and out o...

VLM 2019: I’m definitely done...

Back in 2013 I tracked a twitter friend running in the London Marathon.  Therein a dream was formed:  I wanted to run the London Marathon too! Full of nervous excitement I put my name down in the following years ballot and tentatively started running a...

London Marathon Virgin

I apologise for blogging before I’m up to date with everyone’s but I’m just so excited I couldn’t wait (especially in case someone beats me to this title) The postman arrived on Monday morning and Alan passed me a package with the comment “think it’s y...

.. To the Stones 2018

I’m afraid this has turned into a bit of an epic, but I’m working on the assumption this will be my first and only Ultra so want to commit as much as I can to ‘paper’.   I would also like to add an apology for not commenting on blogs recently – I love r...